As the clock ticks closer to Sundance kick-off on Thursday, we thought we'd give you a little bonus preview of some of the
Short Films that caught our eye. Most have a trailer and a couple of the full shorts are embedded. All are from Sundance except the final short, Crown, which is in Slamdance. Enjoy!
Fishing Without Nets
This incredibly impressive short from
about Somali pirates is just dying to be made into a feature. Keep an eye on these guys.
Don't Hug Me I'm Scared
I simply can't get enough of this kids video gone wild from
This Is It Collective
. I particularly love when the puppets switch to people in suits without losing a beat. So wonderfully wacky!
(brother of Joel) follows up his hit 2007 short
with this romance with a morbid twist.
Meaning of Robots
With a running time of only 4 minutes, you've got to think there is a lot of material yet to explore in
's doc which makes one immediately think of a robo-pornographic
Children need stay very, very far away from this wacky shopping mall bathroom gay gangbang farce.
should be admired for his boldness -- but this one is not for the buttoned up type.
It's Such A Beautiful Day
Everything Will Be Okay
trilogy with this 23 minute short highlighting his incredible style of animation.
The Hidden Smile
's Ethiopian street kid drama looks pretty intense.
University of Texas lecturer
's short shows what happens when bad kids go wild.
I was a big fan of
so I can only imagine he knows what he's doing with this stock footage short films as well.
Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke
With a title like that and a description as
"Le Jetée starring 2 Live Crew
," how can you not be intrigued by
's short? That's a heckofa trailer as well.
The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom
's "visual haiku" takes a look at Japan as spring blossoms on the tsunami hit landscape.
Robots of Brixton
CG Robots in England by
. Check it out!
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